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Lead Simulator Operations Engineer

Location: Edwards Air Force Base, California Categories: Engineering Req ID: 2022-7062 Potential to Telecommute: No

Job Description


Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI) is seeking a Lead Simulator Operations Engineer to join our growing team at Edwards AFB in Lancaster, CA.  

At MTSI, our more than 1,500 co-owners recognize the high demand for specialized professionals within our industry and that you have many options to choose.  As an employee owned company where culture matters, we believe that by investing in our people we are investing in our company’s future!  

MTSI’s core capabilities are Systems Engineering and Integration, Modeling and Simulation, Test and Evaluation, Acquisition and Program Support, and Mission Assurance services. Our expertise includes ballistic missile defense, air defense, air vehicle survivability, unmanned aircraft, flight test operations, intelligence support, and cyber/space/homeland defense.

Recognized as an "employee comes first" company with over 27 years of consecutive growth we challenge our co-owners to provide the highest level of support and service, and reward them with some of the best benefits in the industry.  Day one all new co-workers begin accruing 20 days PTO, 6% 401k match with immediate vesting, semi-annual bonuses, and eligibility to participate in our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).  We offer other employee focused benefits, including up to $10k in tuition reimbursement and an optional zero dollar deductible BCBS health insurance plan.

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Position Duties:

• Lead the development construct for operations a new simulation/test organization
o Assist the customer with organizational leadership

o Define initial simulation/test processes and procedures
o Assist the customer with defining operations department roles and responsibilities

• Participates in simulation event planning process
o Reads and understands customer requirements documents (test plans, training plans, etc.)
o Translates customer requirements into requirements for simulation scenarios
o Assists in writing test/training support plans and other execution materials

• Participates with simulation scenario development
o Becomes an expert on one or more systems that support simulation execution (NGTS, DIADS, etc.)
o Programs simulation area, entities, and environmental conditions to create new simulation scenarios to meet customer requirements
o Modifies existing simulation scenarios when appropriate to meet customer requirements

• Participates in simulation event readiness reviews

o Presents support documentation and scenario development status

o Receives and executes feedback from review participants

• Control Room Operation
o Gains and maintains control room qualifications based on organizational standards
o Participates in simulation event briefings as required by simulation event leaders
o Executes simulation start procedures
o Performs real time simulation equipment/software troubleshooting to correct issues as they arise during simulation events
o Attends and participates in simulation event debrief sessions

• Executes data analysis and development of reporting products for customers
o Creates data requests per organization standards. Delivers these data requests to data management personnel
o Processes, conditions, or analyzes raw simulation data per test/training support plans and/or associated data analysis plans
o Assists with data packaging and delivery to customers per test/training support plans or associated data analysis plans


Required Qualifications
• Minimum of 5 years’ experience in an engineering discipline
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Desired qualifications
• Minimum of 5 years’ experience in flight test (operations engineer, test conductor/director, or discipline engineer)
• Experience using Next Generation Threat System (NGTS) or Digital Integrated Air Defense System (DIADS) simulator software.

Educational Requirements
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited program

Travel Requirements
Up to 20% travel may be required.

Clearance Requirements
Active Secret security clearance granted within the last six years, with the ability to gain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance. Active Top Secret security clearance with SCI eligibility desired.

U.S. Citizenship is required


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Opportunities at MTSI

MTSI maintains an outstanding work environment that includes competitive compensation, outstanding benefits, the opportunity to be an employee-owner, and challenging work assignments with significant opportunities for advancement/career growth. To be considered for employment opportunities at MTSI, you must complete an online application.

EEO Statement: MTSI embraces nine core values including our first core value of Employees come first. Consistent with our Core Values, we are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, military/veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by law. MTSI is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with MTSI and need special assistance or accommodation to use our website or to apply for a position, please send an e-mail with your request to Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation is made on a case-by-case basis.

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